The Work Shop helps build productive people

While living in North Carolina, Vinci Daro tried to get work done at coffee shops between picking up the children and doing the laundry. Later, she was introduced to the idea of coworking — where individuals “rent” a desk or space in an office — and soon found herself being productive. When her family moved […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

‘Last Thursday’ book sale at Woodland Library

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library will host their “Last Thursday” book sale from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. All paperback fiction will be buy one, get one free. All of the proceeds go directly to support the library. For more information, visit

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

UCC Kids’ Choir performs Bible story musical

“Rescue in the Night,” a children’s musical based on the Bible story of Daniel and the lion’s den, will be presented this weekend at University Covenant Church. Sung by the 60-member UCC Kids’ Choir and directed by Carol Loscutoff and Nancy Streeter, performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis counseling director speaks at NAMI meeting

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its monthly potluck dinner and speaker meeting on Wednesday, April 4. The free event will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Huynh human relations awards nomination deadline extended

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission has extended the nomination period for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards in two categories: Young Humanitarian and Civil Rights Advocacy. The awards honor individuals and community organizations who have made significant contributions in resolving or improving civil and human rights issues in the city of Davis. […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Dave McAsey Band featured Sunday at I-House

Singer/guitarist Dave McAsey and The Dave McAsey Band will be showcased at the Mid-Winter @ I-House music series, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at 10 College Park. McAsey blends an array of open tunings and finger-style techniques to produce a seductively melodic and percussive sound, a news release said. Listeners often say […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

High school art show honors Wooliever’s memory

“He just had a big sympathy with young people.” Pauline Wooliever remembers her late husband, Jerry, a former art director and Davis Art Center board member, as a man who believed strongly in nurturing creativity in youngsters. In the last years of his life, Jerry developed a scholarship for aspiring young artists, funded through a […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Picnic Day leaders visit ‘Davisville’

Picnic Day — for decades, the biggest show in town — returns on Saturday, April 21. On the current edition of “Davisville,” a radio interview program, Picnic Day chair Jennifer Mappus and publicity chair Achsa Rothe discuss the attractions and plans for this year, both to build up the good side of the event and […]

March 28, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Consumer confidence falls in March

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers’ confidence in the U.S. economy dropped in March amid higher gas prices, says a private research group. The decline comes after confidence rose to the highest level in a year during the previous month. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 70.2, down from a […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Commission endorses plastic bag ban for Davis

The Davis Natural Resources Commission waved goodbye Monday night to single-use carry-out plastic bags. By a vote of 4-2, the commission voted to endorse a draft ordinance that — if ratified by the City Council in August — would ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Storm leaves outages; motorist rescued

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians cleaned up Monday from a storm that hit many areas in frenzied bursts, flooding streets and freeways, zapping power and toppling trees and utility poles. Crews rescued an injured driver whose pickup truck plunged 300 feet off a snow-covered Southern California mountain highway. After the truck was spotted on a […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police, school officials probe alleged drug offer at Montgomery

Davis police and school officials are investigating an incident in which several young students reported being offered drugs — and called racial slurs when they refused — on the Montgomery Elementary School campus. Parent Joy Erickson said her son, who is in sixth grade at the South Davis school, had just finished lunch Friday and […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Solicitors raise suspicions in West Davis

Concern over a recent uptick in residential burglaries had residents of West Davis calling police last week to report suspicious-looking solicitors in their neighborhoods. In most cases, the solicitors — contracted by AT&T to promote the phone company’s services — were legitimate, although a couple were cited for soliciting without a permit, Davis police Lt. […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

How do I get in on this food activism thing?

HUNGER PANGS … a few weeks back, as I was fervently reviewing stories on the front page of this very newspaper, I learned that our former mayor, Ann Evans, is a “food activist.” … no sooner had I read those words than my friend Julian called to ask “What the hell is a food activist?” […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,